Planning Board approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

Planning Board approves Toomey’s redevelopment plan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Planning Board unanimously approved the redevelopment plan for the site of the former Toomey’s Automotive garage on Baker Street, moving along the process to make the building part of Maplewood Village’s landscape. Iron Ore Maplewood LLC’s plan for a three-story mixed-use building was accepted with only one revision: to make […]

Orange PD ‘pays it forward’ with turkey giveaway

Orange PD ‘pays it forward’ with turkey giveaway

ORANGE — In an effort to help some of the residents feeling the financial pinch around holidays, the Orange Police Department hosted its first Thanksgiving turkey giveaway Monday, Nov. 25 at Police Headquarters, where Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren joined his brother, police Director Todd Warren, to host the event for local families. “The spirit […]

County clerk releases certified election results

County clerk releases certified election results

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has released the certified the November election results for most of the county. The sole election in the county not certified as of press time was the Board of Education in Bloomfield, where a tie triggered a recount. According to the certified results, voter […]

Thanks for the wonderful Columbus Day parade

Thanks for the wonderful Columbus Day parade

NUTLEY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Italian Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Hall of Records in Newark. The ceremony commemorated the heritage and culture of the Italian-American community. During the ceremoney, honors were presened to associations and individuals for outstanding service to the community. […]

District outlines teacher evaluation model

District outlines teacher evaluation model

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District Assistant Superintendent Gayle Carrick presented the updated model for teacher evaluations at the Nov. 18 South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education meeting, explaining how the Danielson Framework for teaching, a teacher evaluation rubric, fits into the district’s teacher-observation plan. Carrick also told BOE members about the […]

Time-traveling twins launch from Bloomfield/West Orange

Time-traveling twins launch from Bloomfield/West Orange

BLOOMFIELD/WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa and Beni Ventura are time traveling through other dimensions to save the history and culture of Puerto Rico, and they’re only 12 years old. The twins from Newark are fictional characters created by Dania Ramos, a Bloomfield resident and writer, director and producer. She, along with producer, sound designer and […]

McGehee chosen as next Maplewood mayor

DeLuca to hang up mayoral hat after 14 terms; Dafis to be deputy mayor

McGehee chosen as next Maplewood mayor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following the Maplewood Township Committee meeting on Nov. 18, the committee members, who are all Democrats, held a party caucus to select the mayor and deputy mayor for 2020. After all was said and done, the committee selected Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee to be mayor and Committeeman Dean Dafis to be deputy […]

Marking fifty years at Nutley Theatre

Marking fifty years at Nutley Theatre

NUTLEY, NJ — Township resident Vicky Chalk is celebrating her 50th anniversary with the Nutley Little Theatre by rehearsing for another show. In fact, one might describe her life has having many scenes and many acts, but one constant: this theater. Born and raised in Nutley, Chalk, 68, was a ham from the start, taking […]